Concert

Bleep Blop: An Electro-Acoustic Ensemble

Monday / May 7, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bleep Blop returns to Berklee with enhanced instrumentations. Forces include piano, violin, cello, percussion, and an array of laptops. No concert is complete without the addition of live video. Come experience this live interaction between electronic and acoustic musicians.

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Fresh Prospects: Friday May Showcase

Friday / May 4, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Fresh Prospects is a showcase of the best up-and-coming college artists throughout Boston, at Berklee and beyond. This month is a special two-day showcase event.

This month's showcase is a two-day long special showcase that you don't want to miss. The first Friday showcase will feature Melissa Myatt, No Soap Radio, the Civil Slingers, and 3rd Man Factor.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: ECM/Free Jazz, Small Jazz Band, Miles Davis Acoustic

Friday / May 4, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Bruno Raberg, Lin Biviano, and Ken Cervenka. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles.

2:00 p.m. Bruno Raberg: ECM/Free Jazz

3:15 p.m. Lin Biviano: Small Jazz Band

4:30 p.m. Ken Cervenka: Miles Davis Acoustic

Admission: 

Berklee Ensembles: Afro Cuban Folkloric, the Music of the Meters, Salsa Ensemble

Thursday / May 3, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Ricardo Monzon, Bob Tamagni, and Neal Itzler. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles.

2:00 p.m. Ricardo Monzon: Afro-Cuban Folkloric

3:15 p.m. Bob Tamagni: The Music of the Meters

4:30 p.m. Bernardo Hernandez: Salsa Ensemble

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Ensemble Showcase: Directed Studies, Contemporary Jazz, Salsa Ensemble

Wednesday / May 2, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Dave Samuels and Bernardo Hernandez. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and salsa.

2:00 p.m.  Dave Samuels: Directed Studies
3:15 p.m.  Dave Samuels Contemporary Jazz
4:30 p.m.  Bernardo Hernendez: Salsa Ensemble

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Ensemble Showcase: Afro-Pop, Vocal Music of South Africa, Music of Tower of Power

Wednesday / May 2, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Bob Pilkington, Joe Galeota, and Ken Zambello. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including Afro-pop.

1:30 p.m.  Bob Pilkington: Afro-Pop
4:30 p.m.  Joe Galeota: Vocal Music of South Africa
6:30 p.m.  Ken Zambello: Music of Tower of Power

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Ensemble Showcase: The Music of Dave Holland

Tuesday / May 1, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Lello Molinari. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz.

5:00 p.m. Lello Molinari: The Music of Dave Holland

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Ensemble Showcase: Hip-Hop, Music of the Dominican Republic, Music and Life of Bob Marley

Tuesday / May 1, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Brian Ellis, Ricardo Monzon, and Matt Jensen. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including hip-hop and reggae.

1:30 p.m. - Brian Ellis: Hip-Hop Ensemble
4:30 p.m. - Ricardo Monzon: Music of the Dominican Republic
6:30 p.m. - Matt Jensen: Music and Life of Bob Marley

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Mike Hubbard

Tuesday / May 1, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston
MA
United States
02114
Mike Hubbard

Mike Hubbard is a singer-songwriter from Reading, PA and a recent graduate of Berklee with a degree in songwriting. He has just released his much-anticipated EP featuring six of his most highly praised songs. He is also a current member of the renowned professional a cappella group the Hyannis Sound.

Hubbard's playing experience ranges from large venues like the Berklee Performance Center to much more intimate spaces like the Red Room at Cafe 939, the Middle East Upstairs, private parties, and churches all over Cape Cod. Although pop-rock music is his passion, Hubbard was a winner of Berklee's Curtain Up musical theater writing contest for his song "Unforgettable Night," cowritten by Nicky Roode. His versatile playing style on multiple instruments and personal, emotionally charged lyrics have garnered praise from Berklee professors and students alike. Hubbard will be performing with his band throughout the next year to promote his new record.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Jazz Masters Series ft. Danilo Pérez

Wednesday / May 2, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Berklee Global Jazz Institute

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is proud to present this series of concerts featuring some of world's most talented emerging artists. Each of these concerts will be dedicated to the music of the artist in residence they are working with at that time. Tonight's program will be feature Danilo Pérez and his music.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment. 

The Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz, covering the music of the Americas, folkloric, and world music, has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Pérez is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. Born in Panama in 1965, Pérez went to Berklee in the 1980s and has led his own groups since the early 1990s. As a bandleader, he has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Pérez serves as the ambassador of goodwill for Unicef, cultural ambassador of Panama, president and founder of the Panama Jazz Festival, and a faculty member at Berklee College of Music. He has worked as a music educator for more than 20 years.

Admission: 
$20

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